Now to the talk of deviant Victorian Sex...Well, I hate to disappoint you but another review mainly about sex during the 19th century.
Anyway, moving steadily on, there are some wonderful 19th century illustrations and humorous reference chapters giving advice to the single and married girl. For instance, how to attract a man, how to keep herself 'clean' until she finds her husband and for the married woman well the chapters focus on sex and child rearing to how husbands can keep their wives from becoming 'hysterical'. The focus shifts to 'instrumentation women should use to avoid becoming nervous, uptight or suffering from HYSTERIA...what was it with the Victorian era and hysterical women? This phenomanon where crazed overemotional women ran rampant around the streets being out of control! Really, it was just an excuse for men to have ownership rights over women...don't get me started. Some interesting examples of the history of the dildo, the vibrator and the condom with pictures well sketches really!
So, if you want a look back into the history of sex, fornication, and instruments, than look no further than The Victorian Guide to Sex! I'm really surprised there were no mentions of Ruskin and or DGR himself!! Simeon Solomon and Swinburne for that matter!!
How far have we come when it comes to sex? Anyone remember when this video hit MTV back in 1991...SORRY MOM ;)